Monday, June 09, 2008

A Kindler, Gentler Canada

An online poll on the Toronto Star's web page drew this result:

Should foreign workers be denied permanent residence in Canada if they are sick?


1981 61%


969 30%

Not sure

274 8%

The poll was on the same page as a weeper about a sick nanny who is being deported to the Philippines.
Somehow, I don't think it's the poll result that the Star expected.


MJMartin said...

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...

ehh...just not your sick, you can keep them.

Ottawa Watch said...

Pretty cold, eh? But nannies, well, they're expendable. All they do is look after your brat kids.
Charity? Fuck it. That seems to be the attitude.
Yup. Really cold.

Anonymous said...

Don't nannys' employers pay health insurance before they become permanent residents? Who pays for their health care otherwise?
Just wonder where the limits on the Canadian health care system end? Free health care for the world? Million dollar treatments for people that only extend their life by a few months?
Wish I knew where the boundary ended? Spending $40 billion dollars on health care in Ontario and the quality seems to deteroiate every year.

Ottawa Watch said...

If the people who employed her didn't pay her OHIP "premiums", they should be stuck with the cost of her care. That's especially the case if they deducted the "premiums" from her wage and did not remit them.